There were no existing flood-control measures in this town to begin with.
So does that mean there were no holes in the ozone layer originally?
"I can’t believe Koichi exists..." Fugu said.
I exist, I suppose... this is the kind of existence I have. I'm not really sure either way, and I don't care. Existence is futile, I suppose.
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.